GREAT MELTON U11 (MAINLY) GIRLS lost to HORSFORD (MAINLY) GIRLS by 7 wickets at Melton Park in the South Norfolk Community League
Both teams fielded a side with 6 girls and 2 boys. It was great experience for the Melton girls to be able to play another team where the majority of players were girls. Even though they lost the game, it was an enjoyable (and very warm) morning for all.
As Horsford only had 7 players, R.Borges stepped in for the first innings to keep wicket for Horsford and took an early run out (C.Leinster – 1) after a great throw in from his sister B.Borges. S.Alanoor (8*) and L.Davies (11*) took the score to 51 before retiring after the 8th over. A.Hood then bowled N.Rushton and T.Albery took the wicket of K.Cooper caught by G.Hanworth-Knights. Another run out by B.Borges – a direct hit this time (A.Thakur – 1), meant that Melton finished on 65/4 after 16 overs. P.Bugg (2*) and R.Davey (0*).
Melton took to the field with rookie keeper N.Rushton keeping well behind the stumps. Horsford reached the target of 66 in the 11th over but with both team managers keen to give the players experience, we played out the 16 overs. B.Borges (20*) top scored for Horsford with contributions from M.Hanworth-Knights (6); E.Bacon (1); T.Albery (10*); A.Hood (1); G.Hanworth-Knights (13*) and J.Albery (12*). Pick of Melton’s bowlers was P.Bugg 2-0-7-2. A sharp run out from S.Alanoor meant the visitors finished on 106/3 after the full 16 overs had been played.